(March 19, 2008 – Burbank, CA) – The relatable, lighthearted and comical side of family life is explored in the hit comedy series “The Bill Engvall Show,” which will be available on DVD for the first time May 20, 2008 from Warner Home Video (WHV). “The Bill Engvall Show: The Complete First Season” contains the show’s first eight entertaining episodes of the hit TBS comedy, which will be presented on two discs, retailing at $19.98. Order due date has been set for April 15, 2008. Comedian Bill Engvall (“Blue Collar Comedy Tour”) is a creator and star of “The Bill Engvall Show,” a clever comedy which follows the exploits of Bill Pearson, a Denver-based family counselor. Bill’s job is to work with dysfunctional families all day. He comes home to what he thinks is his perfect brood, however, in reality, his picture perfect family is just as mixed up and unpredictable as any other family. Susan Pearson (Nancy Travis, “Becker”) portrays Bill’s quick-witted and loving wife, who alongside Bill, keeps busy raising their kids. The Pearsons have three children: teenagers Lauren (Jennifer Lawrence) and Trent (Graham Patrick Martin), and young son Bryan (Skyler Gisondo). The series also stars Steve Hytner (“Seinfeld”) and Tim Meadows (“Saturday Night Live”). “The Bill Engvall Show” originally premiered on TBS in July 2007. A success with cable television audiences, the series was recently renewed for a 10-episode second season. The show was the #1 ad supported cable original sitcom series of all time among persons 25-54. The DVD release of “The Bill Engvall Show” has been timed to coincide with the series’ second season premiere on TBS, scheduled for early this summer (subject to change). The DVD will also include over 40 minutes of special features including eight hilarious “Ask Bill” segments, which offer unique and humorous family and relationship advice and tips from Bill Engvall in his “Bill Pearson” character. “'The Bill Engvall Show’ is a funny, clever observation of how we relate to one another as family members. We can all relate to the stories and relationships featured on the show and that’s why we think this DVD title will appeal to consumers,” said Rosemary Markson, WHV Vice President, TV & Special Interest Marketing. She added, “Bill Engvall’s talent as a comedian is what makes this show shine and his appeal to consumers is evident in the 3 million DVD copies sold between his own stand-up titles and the ever popular ‘Blue Collar’ titles. He’s superb in the role of father/counselor, offering advice and guidance with humor and heart. We think anyone growing up with a typical or not-so-typical family will appreciate this DVD.” The Credits With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment. TBS, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is television’s top-rated comedy network. It serves as home to such original comedy series as “My Boys,” “The Bill Engvall Show,” “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” “10 Items or Less” and “Frank TV”; hot contemporary comedies like “The Office,” “Sex and the City,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Family Guy,” “King of Queens,” “Seinfeld and Friends,” with “My Name Is Earl” joining the lineup in March; specials, such as Funniest Commercials of the Year; live events like The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas; blockbuster movies; and hosted movie showcases. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
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